Properly hello there! It is a beautiful but freezing cold day here today…but there is hope for spring quickly! Starting this weekend it is supposed to warm up around right here and need to be in the 50’s by subsequent week. Whoot! I’m already preparing to start on some outdoors clean up, I can’t wait to get outdoors again.

Right up until then, I’m focusing on the mud room yet again. I’ve been tackling a great deal in the kitchen but want to finish up some other tasks all around the property prior to I move on in there. I do not concentrate on one particular room for that long usually…unless it is driving me crazy. It feels great to get moving on yet another room!

Our mud room has been in a primarily done state for quite some time now. Final year I acquired a ton carried out in there. This one particular is out of my norm – I went with white walls and shade on the trim and I absolutely Adore it.

One of bigger tasks I desired to get completed in this area was changing the unsightly fluorescent light. It offered fantastic light but I just hated the seem of it. I took it down sometime late last year and it was easy to do, it left two huge holes in the ceiling that essential to be patched. But otherwise it was the identical as any other light as far as removal.

Then I acquired a wild hair and considered recessed lights would look wonderful in here, but we have plumbing operating by way of the ceiling right where I wished to include them, so that was patched and I’ve been left with this for the previous handful of months:

painted ceiling

Effectively, that was right after I commenced painting the ceiling, so it looks even worse here. 🙂 The light was a Habitat Restore locate and I was so fired up about it! But I recognized two factors right after I got it hung – there was a piece missing so I had to rig it so the cord wouldn’t maintain dropping by means of the ceiling, but it did. I could have fixed that but the larger concern was this variety of light is awful for such a little area like this. It only shines light from the bottom, clearly.

It was way too dark in there, even with the sconces over the bench. So I decided to switch some issues up. Our master closet light is beautiful but in the eight foot ceilings in that space it was also lower. We lived with it for about a 12 months and I was exhausted of hitting it when I put a shirt on. ) So a few weeks ago I picked up a new light for that room and yesterday took the old a single down right here to the mud area:

It’s so, so fairly! It’s like the surface of the sun brilliant though, so I’ll be incorporating a dimmer in right here. I’m dying to get some normal light in this area but it’s surrounded by garage and house – I’ve had an notion in thoughts for many years to add some light and I consider I’ve convinced myself to try it. Remain tuned for far more on that. 🙂

Anyway, whilst I was at it I completed up a couple of other projects on the to do checklist in here. I painted the ceiling a very pretty light blue color known as Billowing Clouds. I received it years ago for the powder room ceiling: planked walls bathroom

I absolutely love a painted ceiling (I’ve accomplished it in about half of our home), particularly a blue. It just makes the room feel so pretty, and I firmly believe a blue on the ceiling can make a space truly feel bigger. It genuinely tricks the eye and can make it come to feel like the sky. It was difficult to capture in photographs but Adore it: beadboard mud room

I ultimately finished painting the door trim to match the beadboard too. I painted it all white at first and it looked weird towards the white walls. The darker color seems so much better!:

blue beadboard

This space has come a loooong way! Here’s a reminder of the ahead of:

And that spot these days:

DIY mud room bench

I’ve always explained you must have entertaining in three rooms – the dining space (you can be dramatic!), the powder area (it is tiny!) and the mud/laundry room – just due to the fact it is a area only you see most of the time. Do some thing diverse and exciting and stretch your comfort zone!

That light blue ceiling is just so lovely, it’s my favorite. Subsequent up, developing the shelves above the lights. (It will be random storage we won’t entry much since it will be so substantial.) Then I prepare to dress up the walls and accessorize a bit – can not wait to get to that stage!

Are you a fan of painted ceilings? Have you painted them in your home?

Thrifty Decor Chick


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